Yesterday morning I finally got around to finishing the blocks for 2 more of my oversize Tumalo Trails blocks – I find I always need to square my blocks up as I am a messy piecer – I am not accurate and I know it. My finished large block should probably be 18 inches but after I square everything up it is 17 inches – so be it – I am not changing anything now – it will all fit together in the end – I like the pattern and I wanted to use up more scraps and I am doing so – all from the stash! making a dent this year I hope. There is supposed to be sashing with cornerstones but you know with the gap I left with the carpet showing though it kind of gives it a windowpane look doesn’t it. Something to think about. I do have some plain gray fabric I could use if I go that route. I haven’t decided on overall size and will just keep making more for now – doing about two at a time – I make 10 scrappy patchwork, pick out two colors for the half square triangles and make four for each block and then put them together.
As others have said – working on the hexies in the summertime is such an easy convenient project to have on hand. I have a lot of little hexies cut and in the box, little papers, basting thread, threader, scissors, glue stick (to stick the middle of the paper to the fabric so it won’t blow away) and the little box is ready to take outside with me or work from the couch wherever I happen to be. Now I need to prep some more baskets and have those handy as well so I don’t get bored with the hexies! I know I have another little box someplace!
A little exercise was done, floors cleaned, book reading – I am reading a book by Ken Follett called “On Wings of Eagles” a true story for a change and I’m enjoying it. Garden work was done in the evening and I got the rest of the sweet potato plants in the ground , a new sweet red pepper to take the place of a failed one. Green beans picked and the plants pulled up as between the aphids and the deer they didn’t look worth saving anymore. Several tomatoes almost ripe and happy to say the bugs and deer are leaving them alone for now. Here it is Friday already linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Have you seen this new fabric line from Craftsy called Lily & Loom? It is really cute bright fabric that would make some really cute children’s quilts or just a plain bright quilt for you. It comes in pre-cuts and yardage. Yardage is $6.30 a yard and the pre-cuts vary in price per size. Click on the photo or the words up above to check it out.